Browsing Father Tony's Writings

The Passion of Jesus for Us

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/20/18

Gospel Reflection, Passion Sunday, Year BProcessional Gospel: Mark 11: 1-10; Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1 – 15:47

The Passion of Jesus for Us

The procession that we make on Palm Sunday is a strange thing.  We make it because we reflect upon and share in our own lives ... Read More »

Palm Sunday, LPI

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/20/18

Gospel Reflection, Palm Sunday, Year BMark 11: 1-10 ,or John 12: 12-16

It was during the fourth century in Jerusalem that Christians first started using palm branches in commemoration of Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem. Today, we continue to use palms in most churches on this Sunday, Catholic and Protestant ... Read More »

Die and Live, Like a Grain of Wheat

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/13/18

Gospel Reflection, Fifth Sunday of Lent Year B Jeremiah 31: 31-34; Hebrews 5: 7-9; John 12: 20-33

Die and Live, Like a Grain of Wheat

Spring is in the air and Easter is coming, and we can tell by our gospel reading as well.  The pilgrims are already going ... Read More »

A Nighttime Conversation

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/07/18

Gospel Reflection, 4th Sunday of Lent, Year B2 Chronicles 36: 14-16, 19-23; Ephesians 2: 4-10; John 3: 14-21

 A Nighttime Conversation

Many conversations can be carried on better at night when it is quiet.  Then we can sometimes manage to put into words things that are really important and ... Read More »

Zeal for Your House Will Consume Me

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/27/18

Gospel Reflection, Third Sunday of Lent, Year B

Zeal for Your House Will Consume Me

When I think about Jesus overturning the money changers in the Temple, I ask myself some very serious questions.  If we know that this gospel somehow applies to us, how does it apply?  The ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Lent, Year B

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/21/18

Gospel Reflection, Second Sunday of Lent, Year B

How are your Lenten resolutions? By the time week two rolls around, plenty of well-meaning people have skipped, neglected, or outright forgotten their Lenten resolutions at least once. It can be easy to start excusing our Lenten commitments altogether. Last week ... Read More »

The Wilderness Blossoms

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/13/18

Gospel Reflection, First Sunday of Lent, Year BGenesis 9: 8-15; 1 Peter 3: 18-22; Mark 1:12-15

The Wilderness Blossoms

Mark the Evangelist devotes only a few lines to Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness.  These forty days are the model for our forty days of Lent.  What did Jesus ... Read More »

If You Wish, You Can Make Me Clean

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/09/18

Gospel Reflection, 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year BLevitcus 13: 1-2, 44-46; 1 Corinthians 10:31 – 11:1; Mark 1: 40-45

If You Wish, You Can Make Me Clean

 

In Jesus’ time people suffering from leprosy were totally excluded.  They were not allowed to touch anyone and lived outside ... Read More »

Jesus Is Alive With His Healing Touch and Words Today

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/30/18

Gospel Reflection, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BJob 7: 1-4, 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9: 16-19, 22-23; Mark 1: 29-39

Jesus Is Alive With His Healing Touch and Words Today

When you go to the Holy Land, you can visit Capernaum.  On the shore of the Sea of Galilee, ... Read More »

Attend Your Precinct Caucus on February 6th!

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/24/18

4th Sunday of Ordianry Time, Year B

Attend Your Precinct Caucus on February 6th!

In the USCCB document, “Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political Responsibility” – the point is made that we ultimately get the candidates we deserve and the treatment of the issues by them that we ... Read More »